While reading Ben Carson’s think big book, I was inspired by the message from the book and got an inspiration to share the message I gained from my perspective.
If you think you cannot be successful or you don’t have the capabilities to dream big and achieve greatness, then you should ask yourself why you think you cannot be successful or have the capabilities to dream big and achieve greatness. If thinking big and achieving greatness feels scary to you then you are on the right path because if your dream doesn’t scare you, it is not big enough. If your dream is small, and you end up achieving your dream when it is small, you won’t have the feel of greatness. It is big and feels scary for a purpose. Never think small because thinking small gives no feeling of achievements and greatness.
Greatness by the name implies, great which can mean big. To achieve greatness, you have to be ready to think big and achieve big. Big can feel impossible or scary and that is why when done, it feels like greatness.
Why think small? because small is easy? and big is difficult? or because you think greatness is for some certain people? or you think greatness is not for you? In some of my posts titled take it or leave it, to make is to break and to break is to make? e.t.c I stated that whatever we think of something is what it will be. If you think you cannot do something then you cannot do it, if we think something is difficult, then it will be difficult and if you think something is small then it is small. Or you think greatness is not for you then it is not for you except get lucky. To have a positive mind is compulsory for a balanced emotional life and mind. The mind is very powerful
What is your dream? For those that don’t have a dream, set one now as you are reading this post and put it down is notebook and start working towards it. Scared of your dream? not sure you will be able to achieve your dream? Those feelings are normal. Your dreams are suppose to scare you. According to the popular quote, if your dream doesn’t scare you, then it isn’t big enough. There would be ups and down (bad and good times) because if there isn’t ups and downs, then your dream is small and you won’t feel greatness. You have to go through the struggle. It’s the struggle that makes you feel great. If you ignore the struggles then you are not doing something right.
The average thinking of greatness is to be rich but greatness does not only mean being rich but having a meaningful, rewarding and significant life. Your thinking about achieving big is difficult should not be thought about anymore. Wish you all the best in your life endeavours